Within three hours, Moscow burnt out completely. In one more day, the Crimean army, sated with its pillage, left on the Ryazan road to the steppes. The Ottomans placed into slavery 150,000 Russians. Contemporaries counted up to 100,000 victims of the invasion in 1571. Papal ambassador Possevin testified of the devastation: he counted in 1580 no more than 30,000 inhabitants of Moscow, although in 1520 the Moscow population was about 100,000.
John wrote:The St Bartholomew's Day Massacre was fought along the fault line of
Catholics versus Huguenots (French Protestants).
What would be the fault line along which a U.S. Civil War would be
I also think full scale civil war in the US is unlikely. But what about in the EU? Would a war between EU countries really be considered a civil war??Trevor wrote:I find a civil war in the United States to be very, very unlikely. True, the political fighting is very bitter, but that's par for the course in a period like this. We saw it in the years prior to the Second World War and prior to our civil war.
Of course, we're going to have some spillover once things in Mexico fall apart. It's even possible to have a three-way conflict in places like southern California between natural-born citizens, immigrants who now consider themselves American, and ones that still consider Mexico to be their primary identity.
Speaking of them, we actually fought Mexico in what was a crisis period for us, 63 years after the end of our revolution. I wonder why it didn't spiral into a new crisis war.
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